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Book Review: Coming of Age in Second Life by Tom Boellstorff

I’m a few years late with this, but I recently had the chance to read Coming of Age In Second Life by Tom Boellstorff, an anthropological ethnography of the Massive Multiplayer Online World… 683 more words

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We need a Blake of the modern times

Need a modern Blake..

Recently I have tried to limit myself to just one “Brexit rant” a day because my ever tolerant and patient partner has suffered enough of my mental disassembly, not that she would ever say as much. 1,358 more words


The thought may be better than the real thing

For the last 40 years I’ve been pining for a good friend but I wonder if it is nothing more than a fantasy.  Each time I’ve tried I am always disappointed. 227 more words


2017 ESA Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has published their annual report about the computer and video game industry. This yearly report is an invaluable asset for researcher looking for statistics and figures concerning video game usage and consumption, as the ESA is the foremost collectors of this type of data. 608 more words

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Invisibility cloak down today?

I had a strange experience today.  I was sitting in my favorite Thai restaurant for lunch today.  There was a girl at the next booth eating her soup.   340 more words

Questions on Morality and the Materialist

In a naturalistic world in which there is nothing supernatural, nothing other than the material world, and everything there is can be summed up by what we can touch, see, hear, feel and measure, survival of the fittest reigns. 1,281 more words